Date of Release:
Jan 7 2016
Air quality in Saraburi was beyond standard for 150 days out of the whole year followed by Lampang’s 89 days, Samut Prakan’s 81 days and Bangkok’s 74 days. The main pollution problem in these provinces was particle which is less than 10 micron, said Mr Vicharn Simachaya, pollution control department head.
The department also checked water quality released from 1,392 sources and found 404 of them did not follow legal requirements.
As for garbage, there were altogether 26.9 million tonnes last year which means each Thai generated an average of 1.13 kgs of garbage each day.